Declining budgets, foreign competition, rising costs, and increased design
complexities prompt the IPT to offer a streamlined requirements definition.
This process can impact product definition and reduce acquisition costs. When
integrated with supportability efforts, a requirements definition process can
also generate product supportability design-to-requirements to help achieve
Total Ownership Cost goals and objectives. The results of integrating the IPT
with effective knowledge-aided techniques will readily benefit both the
customer and industry, and favorably affect time to market and lean enterprise